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The third installment from executive producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, following in the footsteps of critically-acclaimed series "The Sixties" and "The Seventies," tackles 10 years shaped by exceptionalism and excess. Like its predecessors, "The Eighties" intersperses rare archival newsreel footage, interviews, and comments by historians, journalists, politicians, celebrities and others, painting a perspective-rich picture of a vibrant decade. Episodes examine the age of Reagan, the AIDS crisis, the end of the Cold War, Wall Street corruption, the evolving TV and music scene, and everything in between.

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aired 94 days ago
Music videos and the digital revolution dominated the music industry, as CDs replaced records; the charts were dominated by artists like Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Prince.
aired 94 days ago
VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas and prime-time soaps all changed TV enjoyment.
aired 94 days ago
The technology boom that brought us the innovations that define our life today, the personal computer and the Internet.
aired 94 days ago
Greed and excess ran wild with Wall Street corruption, junk bonds, bailouts and Reaganomics.
aired 144 days ago
A historic chain of events that puts an end to the decades-long Cold War, culminating in the eradication of the Berlin Wall.
aired 144 days ago
Exploring the two-term presidency of Ronald Reagan; highlighting his triumphs and controversies.
aired 260 days ago
VCRs, remote controls, family sitcoms, adult dramas and prime-time soaps all change TV enjoyment.
aired 479 days ago
Sexually transmitted disease becomes a pandemic carrying severe political and social consequences.

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